Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Best photo-editing software for most
Expert reviews say Adobe Photoshop Elements is the best photo-editing software for most users. It's got plenty of power to handle all but the most sophisticated image-editing tasks, and Elements earns kudos for being easier to use than most of its competitors. Useful features include a tool for resizing parts of images, as well as photomerge, which blends overexposed and underexposed photos to create a more balanced final version. Photoshop Elements 10 includes tighter Facebook integration, new paint effects and "guided edits," which walk users through more advanced editing techniques. Critics say the organizational side of Photoshop Elements is lacking, however. The interface is complex, reviewers say, and switching between the organizational and editing modes is a pain. Reviewers also say that Elements 10 isn't a must-have upgrade for existing users.